The Role of the Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation ie the JPIC Committee of the Diocese of Kerry is to raise awareness of Catholic Social Teaching.
We do this in three ways: by encouraging action, by providing resources and building networks.
We also have an advisory role to the bishop.
JPIC’s Plan for 2016-2017
This page will change as the year unfolds and the plans are finalized.
1st September 2016: World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (Service in Tralee Town Park).
1st September – 4 October 2016: Creation Time
October: Mon 17th 8pm The Rose Hotel, Tralee “Mission….At Home and Abroad”
Charlie Bird spoke on his experience of visiting missionary projects in The Philippines and Korea and Caroline Reid, Irish Refugee Council, spoke on Ireland’s response to the global refugee crisis.
This year was the 90th anniversary of World Mission Day. Pope Francis encourages us to go out from our comfort zones to offer the light of hope. “Let us not close our hearts within our own particular concerns, but let us open them to all of humanity.”
January 1, 2017: World Day of Prayer for Peace including Just A Thought for the week.
February 8, 2017: Human Trafficking – World Day of Prayer/Reflection/Action on the Slave Trade.
Lent 2017: Talk on a Justice Theme in one Pastoral Area
March 2017: Fairtrade Fortnight (Action: TBC)
September 2017: Earth Week. Theme: A further theme from Laudato Si’ (TBC) Responding to Pope Francis’ challenge in Laudato Si to care for our common home.
Inspired by the Gospel, the Diocese of Kerry Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation Committee promotes Catholic Social Teaching by encouraging action, providing resources and building networks to create a more just world (2015).
Members of JPIC Committee
Fr. John Ahern, Declan Crowley, Fr. Ger Godley, Denis Kelleher, Michael McEgan, Sr. Aileen Murphy, Sr. Regina O Connell, Sr Maureen O Connell, Fiona O Donoghue, Mike Riordan and Sylvia Thompson.
History of the Diocese of Kerry Justice, Peace & the Integrity of Creation Committee 1998 – 2011 (July) CLICK HERE